I have noticed a strange tendency among some of the democratic party faithful following their recent victory. Their hearts are filled with long-held grievances and lingering suspicions resulting in an inability to move forward as one nation, working with republicans to accomplish our many challenging tasks. Ironically enough, the main theme of Barack’s candidacy.
The one Achilles Heel of each new majority is overreach. A secondary risk can be focusing on acrimony and recrimination rather than healing the wounds of a nation. we are in a precarious position right now that an extended witch hunt could do much to make worse.
That’s not to say we do nothing, though.
We can put systems into place to ensure similar periods of greed and unaccountability and paranoia are avoided in the future, but separating the guilty from the innocent after a century of imperialistic policies is an impossible task for us today. We must avoid the temptation to hold the modern republican party accountable for the crimes of both parties over multiple generations.
It may feel like justice, but it isn’t. America can have revenge or renaissance, but we can’t have both.
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